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>> good morning everyone. i am patti ann browne. >> i am heather childers.
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it is monday december 17th. thank you for watching "fox & friends first". >> a trying day for newtown connecticut for the whole country as funerals wiare being held for the victims of the horrific school shooting. >> president obama offered comfort and support for the have you beening tim's families. >> president obama came to newtown last night. he was trying to comfort the families of those who have children who went to sandy hook elementary school. he went to the classrooms before his natural address and principal dawn hochsprung's daughter that had a caption my mom would be so proud to see president obama holding her granddaughter but not as proud
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as i am of her. 6-year-old emilie parker's family posted pictures as well. some of them very some der others with her young sibling are full of smilesment after the meetings in the classroom the president told new town that the nation's heart was broken for their loss. >> as a community you have inspired us, newtown. in the face of indescribable center lines, in the face of unconscionable evil, you looked out for each other. you cared for one another. you have loved one an is how ne remembered. >> earlier yesterday authorities told us that hundreds of rounds were fired here on friday.
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the president said it is now time to better protect the children who cannot protect themselves. >> can we honestly say we are doing enough to keep our children all of them safe from harm. we claim as a nation that we are all together there, letting them know we are loved and teach to go love in return. are we truly doing enough to give all the children of this country a chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose. i have been reflecting on this the last few days. if we are honest with ourselves, the answer is no.
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i was at a bar that was frequented by the suspect's mother nancy lanza. there were many people at the hangout for folks in the town to go in newtown. not one person said one thing the entire time. it was completely silent. people hung on every word of every prayer and every word of the president's reparks. afterwards i asked the man who was very emotional what he thought about the speech and he said he thought it was great. he just hopes the president follows through on that call to action, whatever that action ends up being. >> that is the question, what answer. peter doocy live in washington. >> lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are vowing to take steps to try to keep that type of tragedy from happening again. kelly wright is live with more. law americas as well as the
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president affected by the school shooting tragedy. as the president spoke out to console the residents of newtown he wants to take meaningful action for such tragedies in the future. in the coming weeks i will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens to law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at stopping more tragedies like this. >> flags are half staff for children and teaches who died in this senseless shooting. republicans are vowing to take action. >> i think we need a national commission on mass violence not to be in place of anything else the president or congress or state governments might want to do, but to make sure the
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heartbreak and the anger that we feel now is not dissipated overtime or lost in the legislative gridlock. >> we deal with the ramifications and the bombardment and mediacy between violence, the realism that you gain in movies. the teen years and adult hood made the transition it does need help. we lass look to families and communities and churches it's not just a government solution. >> lieutenant govern no dan malloy also said that. he said the country needs to takes steps or step up it's work on mental health and crisis. president obama adding we can't accept events like this as routine. >> that is for sure.
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>> you are welcome. >> your top five stories at this hour. other news today two kansas police officers have bide died e line of duty at the topeka grocery store. the gunman is still on the lose. a manhunt is on the hunt for this man. cops say the officers were investigating calls for sufficient vehicles when tuskarino opened fire. he this killed a corporal who recently retired from the military and a 29-year-old who just joined the force last year. an indiana man was raised after finding 47 guns in his home which sits next to an elementary school where his wife works. he threatened to set his wife on fire then said he would go to
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the school and kill as many people as possible. as a precaution police are adding respect at all of the lobi -- adding security for this week. new reports say the house speaker john boehner is willing to raise the top tax rate on americans making more than 1 million a year and is offering $1 trillion in higher tax revenue over ten years. boehner would consider raising the debt limit to one year only if president obama agrees to 1 trillion in spending cuts from government programs like medicare. the most details report on the benghazi terror attack will be released today the attack left four americans dead. the independent advisory review board will deliver its assessment to the state department. congress will see it for a classified briefing wednesday. the state department is making recommendations on security improvements. hillary clinton ordered the
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review. she is not expect to do testify on congressional hearings. the patriots was a touching tribute to the victims of new town connecticut tragedy. 26 white flares went into the sky during a moment of silence. the patriots also pledging 25,000 to help victim's families. robert craft owns a box making factory less than one mile from sandy hook elementary school. the in zone militia who fire into the air each time the team scores they remain silent to honor the victims. the teams across the league also pay tribute to the victim. that is your 5@5:00. it is time now for your first degree weather update with maria molina. tracking two storms one in the east and one in the west. a storm across northwest that is producing blizzard conditions we have blizzard warnings in effect
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across the big chunk of the west around washington and other gone and idaho. also winter storm warnings out there. cool side across portions of the midwest it is december now. 20 over in minneapolis 21 rapid city. on the eastern coast we are seeing temperatures in the 50s. high temperatures won't be warming up a whole lot across carolinas into georgia. temperatures in the low 60s. 46 will be the high temperature in new york city and out west. we have temperatures in the 30s and 40s across parts of oregon and the rockies. they will be producing he shall -- irresponsibilissues across y will be warming up we will see some of the storms will produce severe weather. very unusual to be seeing this activity during the month of december. we have had snow coming down across portions of new hampshire and vermont and the state of maine. you could see accumulations over
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8 inches of snow over higher elevations of new england achlt cross the south showers and storms already fired up. we are talking about blizzard conditions possible. we have a number of winter advisories high winds watches and warnings in effect. rain coming down on the coast and please be safe everyone. >> maria molina. it is 10 after the hour. lawmakers don't have a deal on the ifs he cal cliffme-- fiscal. you could be waiting longer for your tax refund. >> plus the founder of america's largest food chain wants to take the federal government to court over the healthcare laws contraception mandate. oo or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection.
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>> the funerals will be held later today for two victims of fries school shootling. one of the victims just turned 6
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last month. we have the lathes. -- latest. >> the first of these funerals begin later at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon in new town connecticut here this morning. a 6-year-old young jewish boy who was killed friday morning in this unthinkable massacre will be laid to rest it was quoted saying he was a gorgeous, gorgeous boy and he could really get what he wanted by batting those long eye lashes and looking at you with those big blue eyes. you really couldn't say no to him. also 6-year-old jack pin co also killed that morning. a huge giants fan actually. one of his potential dreams fulfilled after his death as player victor cruise wrote his name on his shoes in honor of that young boy. i attended a church service at a
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lutheran church sunday morning and heard that pastor speak about jack pinto. that particular church will be holding his funeral later today on that lutheran church. joaquin toe did not attend that church was not a church going family but the pastor said he was baptized as something the grandparents sought to do. >> now to stories you can bank on this morning. if we go over the fiscal cliff, we could be waiting along longer for your tax refund. lauren simonetti is here with what that means. >> if the fiscal cliff deal is not reached by the end of the year tax refund checks may get delayed into the second quarter. filers wouldn't get to complete their returns until march if not later. it puts 2,826 dollars per tax
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filer. so many americans de fentd on their refinanced check and de invest that money back into the economy. not to mention our paychecks will be getting smaller after the automatic end of the year payroll tax holiday goes away and tax rakes for high income earners. all of this puts the economy back into the recession. >> specifically more people moving out than moving in. >> hasn't happened in a really long time. the reason is california might be pretty with good weather but it's really expensive to live there. unemployment is high and population is dense. many imgranmigrants in mefr are return to go mexico. >> holiday christmas shopping we may be depending on the overnight delivery. a lot of folks aren't doing that. >> same day shipping is a trend
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right now not really catching on but it is a way retailers are trying to get business. it really is not popular in the end the reason is the cost. they return the items to the score they are not paying for this instant gratification. wal-mart tested it in october. amazon launched it back in 20009 they have it in ten markets and ebay testing it in san francisco and new york. >> same day, not overnight. >> the test could come at the end of christmas. >> people will be very last minute this year. myself included. thought i was done. >> appreciate it. the time now is 18 after the top of the hour. his small business was destroyed by a violent mob of union protestors. now he is getting some help bouncing back. our coverage of the school tragedy in connecticut.
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>> welcome back. it is 21 minutes after the top of the hour. syrian vice president said the government and the rebels are losing the war. he said neither side can win militarily. after 21 months of fighting instead he suggests ending the violence and creating a unified government. the founder of domino's pizza joining the fight against obama
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care. he is suing the local government foreman dates. monahan a devout catholic says the law rviolates his rights. >> as we remember the victims of the connecticut school shooting we are learning more about the shooter there were claims he had a personality disorder possibly asperger's syndrome. he talked about lack of support in families with health problems. >> i would go to the massachusetts general hospital state hospitals they were in danger of themselves to others. it has become much harder to do. not something any psychiatrist ever does lightly. the dilemma for a parent is you are in these terrible relationships because of the rise of civil liberties and based on what we had in the 50s of the abuse of incarceration of
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the mentally ill. it becomes impossible. >> so what are families to do? let's ask psycho therapist and school counselor. >> we are talking about a possible asperger's angle here. there's no evidence -- >> i have gotten e-mails from people about that. there is no evidence that somebody with asperger's has violent behaviors. they might have social awkwardness but to link the two is premature. getting back to the root causes of this type of thing. a lot of people are pointing to the changing culture. the shooter played violent video games. these games do not want to hear any link between twot. >> i talk to parents about this all of the time. i have young kids and i see my kid's friends playing these violent video games. nothing i would do with my kids. we want to keep our kids, we
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want to maintain the kid's innocence. they don't need to be he can posed to violent video games. part of the problem parents become desensitized. well, johnny has this game, sara has this game. suddenly it is not too big of a problem. >> you hear desensitized. people watch enough violence and all of a sudden they become numb to the thought of it. >> whatever you are pumping into your subconscious mind becomes a reality. if you are doing stuff or engaged in an activity over and over again your brain will create neuropathways consistent with that. you could become completely desensitized to violent video games and almost become a killer. think of all of these things that have been happening over the last several years. there has to be a connection there. >> people would say there's plenty of people who watch the
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movies. there are vulnerabilities there. let's get to that. lack of family time you say one of the keys. >> this is slg i talk to families about all of the time. i give talks all of the time. people may they they are vl quality time i look at families being individuals living under the same roof. dads on the cell phones mom watching television john play ago video game the other may be listening to her ipod. texting. we have individual completely distracted and not engaged not living together as families. >> family dinner. >> something that is important to me. it's a lost art in our country tanks critical families take the time to sit down make a commitment have meals together and keep the distractions away. >> no gadgets at dinner. the time right now 26 after the hour. still to come it is their job to
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>> the nation and the world grieving from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. new york city's times square full of people holding occupy candles. people gathering for a vigil outside of the white house in washington, d.c. >> and a look at flowers and toys along the streets of moscow outside the u.s. embassy and rio de janeiro crosses lining the beach mourners laying flowers in the sand. affects everyone around the whole world. >> welcome back to fox and friends first. i am heather childers. >> i am patti ann browne. the first funerals will be held today for two of the victims. last night the community came together in prayer. (applause)
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>> a standing ovation for newtown's first responders and then president obama who offered words of comfort and support. peter doocy joins us live from new town with more. peter? >> heather, president obama came to newtown just after they experienced the initial shock of what happened on friday. just before they must start dealing with the fact here starting today they will need to bury 20 child sized coffins. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow. nor can they heel your wounded hearts. i can only hope it helps for you to know that you are not alone in your grief. that our world, too, has been torn apart. all across this land of ours we
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have wept with you. we hold our children tight. >> perior to giving that nationl address president obama met with the families of those who were killed friday. dawn moch sprung's daughter tweeted my mom would be so proud to see president obama holding her granddaughter but not as proud as i am of her. >> 6-year-old emilie parker's family posted a few pictures with president obama as well. some are somber but somehow the devastated family managed to smile. >> adam lanza fired hundreds of rounds inside sandy hook el em try school. president obama said he is going to do whatever he can as president to make sure what happened on friday never happens genie where. >> can we honestly say we are
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doing enough to keep our children, all of them safe from harm? can we claim as a nation that we are all together there, letting them know they are loed and teaching them to love in return? can we say that we are truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose? i have been reflecting on this the last few days, and if we are honest with ourselves, the answer is no. a group of towns people gathered in a popular restaurant in newtown in complete silence. i asked one man what he thought about the president's remarks
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about that calm action. he thought it was great jus hope president obama follows through on that promise to act the big things. that is the question. peter doocy, what can a nation do to prevent such horror. to youing lou ziader is live tofor us on maushing con. that will will be another gut wrenching day. in a memorial service the president promised to do more to protect the nation's children. he walked on stage after meeting with the families of the youngest victims of this attack. he asked whether the nation was doing enough to protect the children. the president didn't say what kind of change he would advocate even some of his supporters say
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he needs to push for something comprehensible. i have wanted to sit down and calmly discuss all of the options. we need to do this as a nation. that's the only way we can move forward and make sure there's a lesson to be learned in newtown, connecticut. >> there are many additional calls for gun legislation that will play out. many roles could complicate a scenario involving not just guns but a skewer who may have been traveling. we need to start with the familiar if he can indications it was a social interaction between violence, the realism you fi fund in gains and movies. aren't able to mentally take that transition. we look at the family, communities and churches am.
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the result of talks storming a national commission to all access of these silent tests. >> thank you. doug. thank you. >> now for your # 5595:30. kwloefr night two police stations in benghazi libya were targeted in what appears to have been simultaneous attacked. the mall glass bent off toe ter damaging a wall, no injuries at either site. it is supposed to protect them from unplayer union or manage am processes. they claim the national labor relations board has become a biassed at cat between the general portion and nonunion going plans.
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the agency said it would review the report. an update on a story we have been following. last week twoeld you about clinton from lansing michigan. union workers destroyed the famous hot dog cart during violent right to work protests. in response donated # more than 33,000 dollars. supplies for his business. >> the winner of times terne of the peer. the evener is kim i don't think ill. they received 5.6 million votes because the internet packed the whole thing. they manipulated or managed to nan nip late the whole for the second time in. wp wednesday. kate milled done deductions
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of came braj. she presented two of the awards. she want recently hospitalized during a morning rick ys going ohm after 45 minutes. that's your 5@5:30. >> before you leigh the house this morning it's time to get the weather beg weather update. you are tracking two thunderstorms one ut east and won left. washington into part of wyoming ant blizzard portions in effect. you are not seeing additional snowfall accumulations. dig can't wind will be causing white house conditions gusting to over 30, 40 miles per hour west. otherwise across the east it will be a little reminder.
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through georgia into tarts of tennessee large hail. isolated torn could is if you live there we have snow copying down across portions of vermont. maine, heyer portion of will you england. could pick up over 6 over the snow n. minute mid atlantic sit offing ports of the ton tree. 66 dallas san antonio. the time now is 39 after the top of the hour. coming up there's some kind of movement on the fiscal cliff talks. it my mott be good for your mown. >> a soldier reunited with his
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family just in time to welcome the newest member. that story key coming up.
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>> after weeks of a dead look there seems tock some movement on the fiscal cliff. here to break down negotiations is diane macedo. >> looks like republican house speaker boehner is closer to the key demands to avert tax hikes and spending cuts which wiare s to take effect in the start of the new year. he proposed allowing tax rates to go up for any one making $1 million a year. that's with the president's desire fax cuts expire for any one making 250,000 a year. boehner increased the figure for total tax revenue for
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$1 trillion. the speaker also conditioned his offer on the president agreeing to 1 trillion 234 spending cuts. many republican lawmakers want to raise the eligibility age or fed care to 67 to 55. a major block of congressional they can except. the other peace the uchl trerp treasury. will ahospital this but not until mid february. no cuts no debt limit increase. expect lawmakers to pick up the pace this week. house republicans are preparing for a possible weekend session specifically the travel plans. they may be heading do a ground
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storm. >> sirn simonetti. he celebrate his teams win with fans when, it is coming, all of a sudden din the gua-- sudden t guardrail they are meeting on collapses. you can see the people falling on to the field. no word yet if any of them were injured. jerry returns home from afghanistan just in time for the newest addition to the family. surprising first his two little girls in their pink bows who he hasn't sen since september. the red cross arranged for the emergency flight home when his wife went into labor. we needed that nice story today. 46 after the hour. still to come as kids head back to school for the first time since the connecticut school
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shooting. what advice. >> let's check in with stooe doocy to see what's coming up on "fox & friends." >> another special ed kigs we are going to have live coverage from newtown in connecticut. the latest on what the president said last night. two little byes will be arrested in overnight developments. oo this bible changed the world. i'm kirk cameron. four hundred years ago our forefathers risked their lives to bring this bible to the shores of america. because it contained the principals for economic liberty, political liberty and religious freedom. the 1599 geneva bible. it was the first complete english translation, complete with chapters, numbered verses and 300,000 utterly unique study notes. it actually came out before the king james
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version and because the government didn't authorize it, it was outlawed. but it was a bible by the people, for the people, the book that built america. and now for the first time in 400 years it's available again in a beautiful leather edition. i have one, i want you to have yours too. please visit genevabible.com and get your copy of this rare and historic version of god's word today. thank you and may god bless you.
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>> the shooting investigation yesterday they release details. nyw's robert moses is live in newtown with details. good morning to you.
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good morning everyone. we are standing in treadwell park. this is where police have been giving us daily briefings. we are expecting to hear from state police again a little later on this morning at 9:00. still police say they are weeks away from determining what led this shooter to go on this rampage. police confirm the shooter's name adam lanza. he shot his mother nancy in newtown on friday then drove to sandy hook elementary school and forced his way into the school. he was carrying three weapons with him all of them legally registered to his mother. police say he did the bulk of his shooting with a bushmaster ar 15 assault weapons. it inflicts maximum damage it is used in the military. police say he shot all of his victims multiple times then he took his own life with one of the two hand guns he carries. all weapons had multiple magazines and additional
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ammunition. the fourth weaponry covered was a shot gun that was recovered from the suspect's vehicle as it was parked outside of the school. >> perhaps the most terrifying part of the story is the fact that there were hundreds of bullets as well as unspent magazines found near his body inside the school leading authorities to belief had police not arrived when they did the shooting as horrible as it was could have been even worse. that is the latest live from newtown, connecticut this morning. patti ann, back to you. thank you. >> it's a tremendous challenge for school officials, because school campuses are not designed to be fortresses to be defended. they are places of learning. if you have a armed person tint on getting on to the campus they will use whatever means necessary. this is not an uncommon
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situation where they defeat some of the best systems that are in place. that was ronald stevens the director of the national school safety center outlining some of the challenges that schools face keeping children safe. this as we learn that sandy hook element tre school installed new security measures that can protect and defend against such a horrific act of violence. can you, that is the question parents are asking. steven rogers joins us now. thank you for joining us. >> you are welcome. >> schools are not fortresses to be defended. here's not what they are supposed to be. this school hasandy hook have taken all of the precautions they needed to. >> nothing could stop him from going into the goibuilding and doing what he did. after goat in the heroics of the teachers the police all of those people who survived protecting
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those children. you could have had metal detectors. that guy was hell bent on getting in that building to do what he did. >> schools across the country have upped security measures. take a look at some of the numbers. 92 percent of schools lock or monitor doors. 63 hers use electronic emergency notification so they can let families know if there is something going on. the teachers locking the doors moving them back hiding them in cub boards and bathrooms. >> i looked at the lock down policy it works. the teachers in particular take full control of the situation high hiding children by going to the back of the classrooms. you can't do enough to protect from a crazed person. 99 percent of the school
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districts across the nation are well protected when it comes to locking doors. i am an elected official in my community. when i go i am escorted i have to sign in. these are procedures that help prevent a noncrazed person from going in anding committing the vie lengths. >> what should parents be asking at schools in terms of security? >> what can we do to help what can we do to make suggestions. some parents called me over the weekend. i said look, hug your children, pray for your children be close to them. on fox you are doing great work in heightening awareness of what needs to be done to stop the problem. i have heard it through out the entire weekend, love your families, get together with your families and talk. i am in law enforcement i am not a psychiatrist. the 38 years i have been in law enforce. the connection to violent games
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and television and movies, it's true. parents need to step up and say we have to control the violence in our homes work with the police and teachers. we use that word everyone seems to be afraid of love. thank you so much for joining us. 55 after the top of the hour. we will be right back. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard,
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